Worth a brief note that NEM-Watch triggered a “Sydney temperature above 34 degrees” alarm today, and sent us the attached snapshot early this afternoon:
We note that, despite the high temperatures, demand remained firmly fixed in the green zone*
* Each region is colour-coded (independently) on a sliding scale between dark blue (being minimum demand experienced in that region in the past few years) and bright red (being all-time maximum demand).
As can be seen in the snapshot above, demand on the east was all in the green zone whilst South Australian demand was even lower – all contributing to demand (23,484MW NEM-Wide) that was approximately 2/3 of the all time record set many summers ago now.
Of interest to us, and a number of others, is – what will the demand rise to this summer, for reasons including who will win the BBQ this summer in our annual competition…